Who should implement the Clean Air Act?

The implementation of the Act is a multi-sectoral undertaking to be spearheaded by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). The institutions involved in the implementation of the various components of the Act are as follows:

A. Mitigation of air pollution from mobile sources

  Motor Vehicle Inspection System:

  • Land Transportation Office (LTO)
  • Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC)
  • private sector groups

  Private Emission Testing Centers:

  • Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)
  • DENR
  • private sector groups

B. Reduction of emissions from vehicular use

  Introduction of emission control technologies:

  • DENR
  • DOTC
  • DTI
  • Department of Science and Technology (DOST)
  • Automotive industry

  Regulation in the importation of second-hand vehicles:

  • Bureau of Customs-DOF
  • Bureau of Import Services-DTI

C.Mitigation of air pollution from stationary sources

  Stack monitoring and related permitting:

  • EMB and its regional offices
  • authorized/recognized private sector groups

  Adjudication of air pollution cases:

  •  - Pollution Adjudication Board (PAB)

  Funds for the Installation of Air Pollution control Facility:

  • Land Bank of the Philippines
  • Development Bank of the Philippines

D. Strengthening of ambient air monitoring, reporting ad management

  • EMB in cooperation with concerned government agencies
  • EMB Regional Offices

E. Improvement of fuel quality

  Change in composition of fuel quality:

  • Department of energy (DOE)
  • DENR
  • DTI-Bureau of Product Standards
  • DOST
  • Chamber of automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines, Inc.
  • Oil companies
  • NGOs

  Examination of potential for alternative fuels:

  • DOE
  • DOST
  • private sector groups

F. Reduction in traffic congestion and improvement in traffic flow

  Road rehabilitation Program:

  • Department of Public Works and Highways

  Traffic engineering and Management:

  • DOTC
  • MMDA
  • LGUs
  • concerned government agencies

  Transport Policy Studies:

  • MMDA
  • DOTC-Light Railway Transport Authority
  • Philippine National Railway
  • LGUs

G.Increasing public awareness

  • DENR Public Affairs Office and the Environmental Education and Information Division-EMB, with Partnership for Clean Air
  • relevant government agencies
  • Private sector
  • Civil society


Lifted from:

Department of Environment and Natural Resources. (2003, August). Primer on the Clean Air Act. Diliman: DENR-Public Affairs Office.